Fisher Meredith has won a number of awards over the past few years, including the Law Society and Commission for Racial Equality ‘Race Equality’ awards, and Law Society Gazette Centenary Awards for ‘Excellence in Practice Standards.’ Many of its senior lawyers are recognised as ‘leaders in their fields’ in leading law firm directories.
The principal focus lies in providing services to suit the ‘lifetime legal needs’ of individual consumers together with a broad commercial offering for businesses particularly in the SME sector.
PRINCIPLE AREAS OF WORK
Family: Eileen Pembridge and Louise Barretto lead a nationally renowned team of lawyers with expertise in all aspects of divorce, civil partnership, separation and cohabitation disputes, including financial and property issues, freezing of assets, prenuptial agreements, collaborative law and mediation. The team is experienced in dealing with international disputes and asset tracing.
Children: Valerie Greenfield leads a team of lawyers with expertise in public law and private law children cases, child abduction and adoption in both domestic and international public law children proceedings. Qualified mediators can assist.
Civil & Commercial Litigation: Lee Stafford heads up a specialist team providing services for both individuals and businesses with particular expertise in contract disputes, property litigation, building and construction disputes, professional negligence, contentious probate, tracing and freezing assets as well as consumer related litigation.
Debt Collection: Both for individual consumers and businesses including an online debt portal.
Property & Private Client: The property and private client team encompasses all aspects of residential and commercial property, wills and probate and trusts.
Employment: Lisa Judd heads up a specialist team acting for employers and employees in contentious and non-contentious matters and specialises in complex cases with a focus on race and sex discrimination and disability issues.
Company & Commercial: The firm undertakes all aspects of company work including mergers and acquisitions, shareholder agreements and intellectual property particularly for SMEs.
Immigration: Robert Sparks heads a well known team of experienced lawyers with expertise in dealing with all aspects of immigration and nationality law for businesses and private individuals, as well as asylum cases.
Police & Prison Law: Andrew Arthur, a well known human rights lawyer heads up an experienced team dealing with all aspects of police law and related disciplinary matters, with a proven track record of successful claims against defendant police forces. The team are regularly instructed in a number of high-profile prisoners’ rights issues and inquests.
Other Areas of Expertise: Specialism in providing remedies for the victims of historic child abuse cases, particularly ‘looked after’ children.